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As religious leaders, we have the mandate to reach out to the world. So at every occasion, I use as opportunity to integrate health messages especially on #FamilyPlanning says Rev. Moses Ssemungooma, Mityana Diocese. @ChurchofUganda #ICPDChangeHeroes #ICPD25


As a survivor of gender based violence, girl advocate Shamim Nakibogo speaks about empowering and skilling the girl child as a way of ending child marriage. #ICPD25 #ICPDChangeHeroes #LiveYourDreamUG


“The scenarios I write about are the real health issues that affect women and young people especially adolescent girls. Teenage pregnancy remains a big issue and we as journalists are the voice of the voiceless. Education is the best contraceptive to ending teenage pregnancy but we also need to act on the sexuality education framework,” says Agnes Kyotalengerire, winner of @UNFPA @NPCSecUG Population Media Awards, 2017. #ICPDChangeHeroes #ICPD25


Ecosmartpads CEO Noel Aryanyijuka is helping girls stay in school through an innovation providing disposable & environmentally-friendly sanitary pads. "We would like to see a generation where there is no shame clouding #menstruation," she says. #ICPD25 #ICPDChangeHeroes #LiveYourDreamUG


Reflecting on the journey in the implementation of the ICPD Plan of Action, Dr. Kisamba Mugerwa Wilberforce, Chairperson National Planning Authority (NPA, 2008-2018) explains what it took to influence a paradigm shift for family planning among the top leadership in Uganda. He says: “When writing the #Uganda’s #Vision2040, we realized that we had to handle demographic issues. So we voted advocating for #familyplanning as a measure to improve the quality of, and not to just control of the population.” #ICPDChangeHeroes #ICPD25 #LiveYourDreamUG


The issue of sexual and reproductive health, including #familyplanning have sometimes come under fierce attack. But importantly, if we use evidence in our advocacy work and in policy formulation, we can make headway - Dr. Jotham Musinguzi, Director General, National Population Council. #ICPD25 #ICPDChangeHeroes #LiveYourDreamUG


HIV prevalence is higher among sex workers ...(but) the major breakthrough is that there are many sex-worker led organisations in the country. Different committees established by Ministry of Health and Uganda AIDS Commission are engaging sex workers - Ms. Macklean Kyomya, Executive Director Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC). #ICPD25 #ICPDChangeHeroes #LiveYourDreamUG


We need to improve the quality of care both in the public and private sector, so that women can access sexual and reproductive health services. The services should be integrated and of high quality, says Prof. Anthony K. Mbonye. #ICPD25 #ICPD25UG #ICPDChangeHeroes #LiveYourDreamUG


On 22nd May, UNFPA Uganda hosted Hon. Chris Baryomunsi the #ICPD25ChangeHeroes who talked about what inspires him to advocate for population issues and how he has influenced government to invest in sexual and reproductive health. This is the first of 25 Change Heroes sharing their stories on the #RoadToNairobi for #ICPD25 in November. #ICPD25 #ICPDChangeHeroes #LiveYourDreamUG


Dr. Olive Sentumbwe, Family Health and Population Adviser, WHO reflects on the preparation process before the 1994 ICPD in Cairo that brought together government, civil society, and funders to discuss sexual and reproductive health and rights. #ICPD25 #ICPDChangeHeroes #LiveYourDreamUG